Jan 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
the day we remember, martin luther king junior. here is part of his speech. >> what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith, or the origins of our names. what makes us exceptionalbe, and what makes us american, is our allegiance to our idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago. we hold these truths to be self-evident. that all men are created equa equal. that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. >> dana: before he took the oath, civil rights leader gave the invocation, the first woman to do so and republican senator lamar alexander participated in the ceremony. >> we now stand beneath the shadow of the nation's capitol, whose golden dome reflects the unity and the democracy of one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> today we pray. the american tradition of transferring or reaffirming, immense power in the inauguration of the president of the united states. we do this in a peaceful, orderly way.